NYK bulk carrier rescues fishermen off the coast of Peru
Global Vega, a bulk carrier operated by NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK Line, rescued seven fishermen in distress on May 21 off the coast of Peru, the company said in its press release.
While Global Vega was sailing from the port of Acajutla, El Salvador, to the port of Callao, Peru, the vessel came upon a fishing boat having engine trouble. Food and fresh water were provided to the fishermen and their boat was moored to Global Vega. Afterward, the fishermen and their boat were safely delivered to the Peruvian Coast Guard.
Indian sailor rescued off Port Elizabeth following a 6-meter fall aboard a passing cargo ship
A 29-year-old Indian sailor was rescued by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) in Port Elizabeth in a stable but serious condition following a 6-meter fall aboard a passing cargo ship on Thursday afternoon.
According to Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander; "At 16h00, Thursday, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew were alerted by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to prepare for the arrival of the cargo vessel, Zonda, to evacuate a 29-year-old seaman to hospital suffering hip and back pain following a fall onboard the vessel."
Gray said that the 29-year-old Indian seaman was being treated in the ship's medical room and MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) and Telkom Maritime Radio Services had facilitated the Government Health EMS duty doctor to evaluate the patients condition by radio telephone.
"The patient had fallen reportedly from a 6-meter height onboard the vessel earlier in the day suffering hip and back injuries and the duty doctor deemed it necessary for the patient to be evacuated to hospital as soon as possible and the ship, at that stage 62 nautical miles from Port Elizabeth, was diverted to head towards the nearest Port and due to be off-shore of the Port of Port Elizabeth at approximately 18h00," he said.
"NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Eikos Rescuer IV at 18h10 accompanied by an EC Government Health EMS rescue paramedic and rendezvoused with the ship 4 nautical miles off-shore of the Port of Port Elizabeth. www.rnews.co.za/a...
Russian billionaire’s yacht can’t dock because it is illegal
The "Le Grand Bleu" has been mored in Gravesend Bay for more than a month and was sitting idle because it was illegal for the vessel to dock. The yacht is owned by Russian-born billionaire and oil tycoon Eugene Shvidler — who became a U.S. citizen in 1994 — and flies the Bermuda’s flag. Because the vessel is not a U.S.-flagged ship, was not constructed in the U.S., and is not crewed exclusively by U.S. citizens, federal law prohibits the boat from directly sailing from one American port to the next.
Shvidler’s ship set sail from Florida on April 13, 2017, and cast anchor in Gravesend Bay on April 16, where it has and will remain for as long as he’s in town, unless he wants to incur a hefty fine for docking in New York Harbor or run the risk of the government towing away hisyacht.
It’s unclear how long Shivdler plans to anchor in the bay and what business has brought him to New York, and we could not reach him for comment or even to get a free tour of the yacht.
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